Butte County, California (CA)

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County population in 2012: 221,539 (81% urban, 19% rural); it was 203,171 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 33,742
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 17,249
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 48,333
Renter-occupied apartments: 36,627 (it was 31,233 in 2000)
% of renters here:

39%
State:

44%

Land area: 1639 sq. mi.

Water area: 37.6 sq. mi.

Population density: 134 people per square mile   (average).

Mar. 2013 cost of living index in Butte County: 93.1 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

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Industries providing employment: Educational, health and social services (34.5%), Professional, scientific, management, administrative, and waste management services (20.4%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 34%
  • Government: 25%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 36%
  • Unpaid family work: 6%
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Races in Butte County, California:

  • White Non-Hispanic Alone (75.2%)
  • Hispanic or Latino (14.1%)
  • Asian alone (4.1%)
  • Two or more races (3.3%)
  • American Indian and Alaska Native alone (1.5%)
  • Black Non-Hispanic Alone (1.4%)
Median resident age:  37.0 years
California median age:  35.0 years
Males: 108,931  (45.2%)
Females: 111,069  (54.8%)
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Butte County,CA real estate house value trend

Average household size:
Butte County:

2.0 people
California:

3 people
Estimated median household income in 2013: $42,752 ($31,924 in 1999)

This county:

$42752
California:

$60190

Median contract rent in 2013 for apartments: $765 (lower quartile is $620, upper quartile is $996)
This county:

$765
State:

$1120


Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $217,600 (it was $116,200 in 2000)
Butte:

$217,600
California:

$373,100
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $124,300 - $331,500

Mean price in 2013:

Detached houses: $275,481
Here:

$275,481
State:

$516,149

Townhouses or other attached units: $210,851
Here:

$210,851
State:

$433,209

In 2-unit structures: $265,905
Here:

$265,905
State:

$591,113

In 3-to-4-unit structures: $222,588
Here:

$222,588
State:

$414,303

In 5-or-more-unit structures: $107,928
Here:

$107,928
State:

$419,085

Mobile homes: $73,369
Here:

$73,369
State:

$79,966

Occupied boats, RVs, vans, etc.: $103,333
Here:

$103,333
State:

$74,300
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $1,378
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $405

Institutionalized population: 1,828

Crime in 2005 (reported by the sheriff's office or county police, not the county total):


Crime in 2004 (reported by the sheriff's office or county police, not the county total):

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Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 2007: 804 buildings, average cost: $142,100
  • 2008: 532 buildings, average cost: $132,400
  • 2009: 306 buildings, average cost: $178,500

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Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $1,823 (0.8%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $1,166 (0.6%)

Butte County household income distribution in 2009 Butte County home values distribution Butte County contract rent distribution in 2009
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 21.5%
(19.4% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 38.1% for Black residents, 25.1% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 27.5% for American Indian residents, 19.9% for Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander residents, 36.2% for other race residents, 24.3% for two or more races residents)

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 21.5%
Butte County:

21.5%
California:

16.8%
(19.4% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 41.5% for Black residents, 25.1% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 27.5% for American Indian residents, 20.6% for Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander residents, 36.9% for other race residents, 24.0% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2013: 36 years old
(Males: 35 years old, Females: 37 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 42 years old, Black residents: 34 years old, American Indian residents: 50 years old, Asian residents: 23 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 24 years old, Other race residents: 28 years old)

Area name: Chico, CA MSA
Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Butte County is $562 a month.
Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $678 a month.
Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $956 a month.

Cities in this county include: Chico, Paradise, Oroville, Magalia, Oroville East, South Oroville, Thermalito, Palermo, Gridley, Durham.

Butte County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level less than 2 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Low Potential
Zip codeCityNumber of testsNumber of tests >= 4 pCi/L
95917Biggs20
95926Chico220
95927Chico30
95928Chico131
95940Feather Falls10
95941Forbestown10
95942Forest Ranch20
95948Gridley30
95954Magalia40
95965Oroville130
95966Oroville90
95969Paradise332
95973Chico70

2005 air pollution in Butte County:

Carbon Monoxide: 3 ppm (standard limit: 9 ppm). Near U.S. average.
Nitrogen Dioxide: 0.009 ppm (standard limit: 0.053 ppm). Near U.S. average.
Ozone (1-hour): 0.092 ppm (standard limit: 0.12 ppm). Near U.S. average.
Ozone (8-hour): 0.081 ppm (standard limit: 0.08 ppm). Near U.S. average.
Particulate Matter (PM10) Annual: 23 µg/m3. Near U.S. average.
Particulate Matter (PM10) 24-hour: 61 µg/m3(standard limit: 150 µg/m3). Near U.S. average.
Particulate Matter (PM2.5) Annual: 12.3 µg/m3(standard limit: 15.0 µg/m3). Near U.S. average.
Particulate Matter (PM2.5) 24-hour: 54 µg/m3(standard limit: 35 µg/m3). Significanly above U.S. average.

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Notable locations in this county outside city limits:

Notable locations in Butte County: Coyote Gap Forest Service Station (A), Shady Rest Area (B), Mill Creek Cal-Transit (C), Paradise Lake Recreation Site (D), Cresta Powerhouse (E), Hangtown Gun Club (F), USDA Rice Experimental Station (G), Tenmile House (H), Saddle Creek Ranch (I), Schohr Ranch (J), West Branch Camp (K), Old Spanish Corral (L), Parrott Landing (M), Philbrook Lake Boat Ramp (N), Soda Springs Campground (O), Doon Camp (P), Ewalt Camp (Q), Greek Ranch Camp (R), Retson Camp (S), Chico Landing (T). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Thompson Flat Cemetery (1), Pioneer Cemetery (2), Honcut Cemetery (3), Pine Creek Cemetery (4), Oak Grove Cemetery (5), Coutolenc Cemetery (6), Inskip Pioneer Cemetery (7). Display/hide their locations on the map

Lakes and reservoirs: Summit Lake (A), Paradise Lake (B), Vandergrift Lake (C), The Lagoon (D), Indian Fishery (E), Eddy Lake (F), Perkins Lake (G), Lake Wyandotte (H). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Channel Slough (A), Harbean Slough (B), Cottonwood Creek (C), Dicus Slough (D), Durham Slough (E), Fallager Creek (F), Fish Creek (G), Foreman Creek (H), Fox Creek (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in Butte County include: Bidwell-Sacramento River State Park (1), Gray Lodge Waterfowl Management Area (2), Thermalito Forebay North Picnic Area (3), Lime Saddle Memorial Park (4), Lake Oroville State Recreation Area (5), Bloomer Primitive Recreation Area (6), Goat Ranch Recreation Area (7), Potters Ravine Recreation Area (8), Big Chico Creek Day Use Area (9). Display/hide their locations on the map

Neighboring counties: Colusa County , Glenn County , Plumas County , Sutter County , Tehama County , Yuba County .

Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

8.3%
California:

7.3%

Unemployment by year (%)

County total employment by year

County average yearly wages by year ($)

Current college students: 25,780
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 82.3%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 21.8%

Number of foreign born residents: 15,668 (38% naturalized citizens)

Butte County:

7.7%
Whole state:

26.2%

Year of entry for the foreign-born population

  • 1995 to March 2000: 3,097
  • 1990 to 1994: 2,991
  • 1985 to 1989: 2,551
  • 1980 to 1984: 1,849
  • 1975 to 1979: 1,135
  • 1970 to 1974: 754
  • 1970 to 1974: 643
  • 1965 to 1969: 2,648

Mean travel time to work (commute): 20.9 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 90.7%

Butte County marital status for males Butte County marital status for females

Housing units in structures:


Housing units in Butte County with a mortgage: 24,339 (3,740 second mortgage, 2,701 home equity loan, 132 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 10,538

Here:

0.0% with mortgage
State:

79.0% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Butte County

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic34,1017
Evangelical Protestant22,822129
Other11,03136
Mainline Protestant6,27224
Black Protestant4754
Orthodox2802
None145,019-
Butte County Religion Details
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 50
Butte County:

2.29 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.14 / 10,000 pop.

Number of supercenters and club stores: 2
Here:

0.09 / 10,000 pop.
California:

0.04 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (no gas): 18
This county:

0.82 / 10,000 pop.
California:

0.62 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (with gas): 49
Butte County:

2.25 / 10,000 pop.
California:

1.49 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 133
This county:

6.10 / 10,000 pop.
State:

7.42 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Butte County:

9.0%
California:

7.3%

Adult obesity rate:
Butte County:

25.1%
State:

21.3%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

12.3%
State:

17.9%

Agriculture in Butte County:

Average size of farms: 179 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $118,407
Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $1110.34
The value of nursery, greenhouse, floriculture, and sod as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 3.07%
The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 3.97%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $105,516
Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 57.11%
Irrigated harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 97.66%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $62,857
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 80.31%
Average age of principal farm operators: 55 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 5.09
Milk cows as a percentage of all cattle and calves: 6.49%
Corn for grain: 54 harvested acres
All wheat for grain: 1132 harvested acres
Vegetables: 275 harvested acres
Land in orchards: 109,663 acres

Tornado activity:

Butte County historical area-adjusted tornado activity is significantly below California state average. It is 20761939.5 times below overall U.S. average.
Tornadoes in this county have caused 6 injuries recorded between 1950 and 2004.
On 12/17/1992, a category 1 (max. wind speeds 73-112 mph) tornado injured 4 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Butte County-area historical earthquake activity is near California state average. It is 700% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/18/1906 at 13:12:21, a magnitude 7.9 (7.9 UK, Class: Major, Intensity: VIII - XII) earthquake occurred 135.3 miles away from Butte County center, causing $524,000,000 total damage
On 1/31/1922 at 13:17:28, a magnitude 7.6 (7.6 UK) earthquake occurred 218.9 miles away from the county center
On 10/3/1915 at 06:52:48, a magnitude 7.6 (7.6 UK) earthquake occurred 227.2 miles away from the county center
On 4/25/1992 at 18:06:04, a magnitude 7.2 (6.3 MB, 7.1 MS, 7.2 MW, 7.1 MW, Depth: 9.4 mi) earthquake occurred 137.2 miles away from the county center, causing $75,000,000 total damage
On 11/8/1980 at 10:27:34, a magnitude 7.2 (6.2 MB, 7.2 MS, 7.2 MW, 7.0 ML) earthquake occurred 172.5 miles away from Butte County center
On 10/18/1989 at 00:04:15, a magnitude 7.1 (6.5 MB, 7.1 MS, 6.9 MW, 7.0 ML) earthquake occurred 175.7 miles away from the county center, causing 62 deaths (62 shaking deaths) and 3757 injuries, causing $1,305,032,704 total damage
Magnitude types: body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Most recent natural disasters:


The number of natural disasters in Butte County (18) is greater than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 10
Emergencies Declared: 4

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 9, Fires: 6, Storms: 5, Landslides: 3, Winter Storms: 3, Drought: 1, Freeze: 1, Heavy Rain: 1, Hurricane: 1, Mudslide: 1, Tornado: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).

Class of Workers

Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
Most common occupations in 2013 (%)
Males Females

Most common places of birth for the foreign-born residents (%):

  • Mexico (44%)
  • Laos (10%)
  • Thailand (8%)
  • Canada (5%)
  • Germany (4%)
  • United Kingdom (2%)
  • India (2%)

Most common first ancestries reported in Butte County (%):

  • German (14%)
  • English (11%)
  • Irish (10%)
  • United States or American (8%)
  • Italian (6%)
  • Norwegian (2%)
  • French (except Basque) (2%)

Butte County mode of transportation to work chart

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 60,001 (74%)
  • Carpooled: 10,748 (13%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 803 (1%)
  • Streetcar or trolley car: 7 (0%)
  • Subway or elevated: 15 (0%)
  • Ferryboat: 9 (0%)
  • Taxi: 65 (0%)
  • Motorcycle: 172 (0%)
  • Bicycle: 2,064 (3%)
  • Walked: 2,754 (3%)
  • Other means: 686 (1%)
  • Worked at home: 3,485 (4%)

Owners and renters by unit type in %

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders


People in group quarters in Butte County, California in 2000:

  • 2,545 people in college dormitories (includes college quarters off campus)
  • 1,036 people in nursing homes
  • 765 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 493 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 222 people in homes for the mentally retarded
  • 157 people in other nonhousehold living situations
  • 146 people in other group homes
  • 123 people in homes or halfway houses for drug/alcohol abuse
  • 117 people in homes for the mentally ill
  • 81 people in homes for the physically handicapped
  • 54 people in halfway houses
  • 54 people in other workers' dormitories
  • 35 people in hospitals/wards and hospices for chronically ill
  • 35 people in hospices or homes for chronically ill
  • 6 people in homes for abused, dependent, and neglected children
  • 6 people in unknown juvenile institutions
  • 4 people in religious group quarters

People in group quarters in Butte County, California in 2010:

  • 1,772 people in college/university student housing
  • 1,162 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 557 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
  • 371 people in other noninstitutional facilities
  • 364 people in emergency and transitional shelters (with sleeping facilities) for people experiencing homelessness
  • 311 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 177 people in residential treatment centers for adults
  • 119 people in workers' group living quarters and job corps centers
  • 54 people in correctional facilities intended for juveniles
  • 34 people in group homes for juveniles (non-correctional)
  • 10 people in residential treatment centers for juveniles (non-correctional)
  • 9 people in in-patient hospice facilities
  • 2 people in hospitals with patients who have no usual home elsewhere
Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2010 was $49,045.

5.31% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($34,119 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.31%
California average:

5.03%


0.04% of residents moved from foreign countries ($121 average AGI)
Butte County:

0.04%
California average:

0.07%

3.89% relocated from other counties in California ($25,362 average AGI)
1.39% relocated from other states ($8,636 average AGI)
Butte County:

1.39%
California average:

1.68%

Percentage of residents relocating from other counties or countries


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Sacramento County, CA  0.36% ($39,315 average AGI)
from Glenn County, CA  0.25% ($33,899)
from Tehama County, CA  0.25% ($22,685)
from Shasta County, CA  0.22% ($30,745)
from Sutter County, CA  0.21% ($36,530)
from Los Angeles County, CA  0.16% ($36,104)
from Contra Costa County, CA  0.16% ($45,158)


5.71% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($32,344 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.71%
California average:

5.12%


0.03% of residents moved to foreign countries ($92 average AGI)
Butte County:

0.03%
California average:

0.10%

4.00% relocated to other counties in California ($22,952 average AGI)
1.67% relocated to other states ($9,300 average AGI)
Butte County:

1.67%
California average:

1.74%

Percentage of residents relocating to other counties or countries


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Sacramento County, CA  0.49% ($32,989 average AGI)
to Sutter County, CA  0.25% ($33,142)
to Placer County, CA  0.22% ($43,182)
to Glenn County, CA  0.21% ($29,061)
to Tehama County, CA  0.19% ($29,587)
to Los Angeles County, CA  0.17% ($31,008)
to Shasta County, CA  0.16% ($30,795)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 12.8
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 11.3
Births per 1000 population from 2007 to 2013: 11.1

Births per 1000 population in Butte County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 10.6
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 10.5
Deaths per 1000 population from 2007 to 2013: 10.2

Deaths per 1000 population in Butte County

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 7.1
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 6.4

Infant deaths per 1000 live births in Butte County

Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2003: 37,160 (31,037 aged, 6,123 disabled)
Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 18%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 15%

Homicides per 1,000,000 population from 2000 to 2006: 38.6. This is less than state average.

Mechanisms of homicide:

Deaths per 1,000,000 population:
  • Firearm - 22.4
  • Other - 16.3

Suicides per 1,000,000 population from 2000 to 2006: 170.8. This is less than state average.

Mechanisms of suicide:

Deaths per 1,000,000 population:
  • Firearm - 90.1
  • Poisoning - 36.6
  • Suffocation - 29.8
  • Other - 14.2

Household type by relationship:

Households: 215,058

Size of family households: 24,189 2-persons, 11,684 3-persons, 9,131 4-persons, 4,311 5-persons, 1,767 6-persons, 1,447 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 24,420 1-person, 7,156 2-persons, 1,983 3-persons, 1,163 4-persons, 228 5-persons, 92 6-persons, 47 7-or-more-persons.

30,442 married couples with children.
13,079 single-parent households (3,290 men, 9,789 women).

87.5% of residents of Butte County speak English at home.
7.8% of residents speak Spanish at home (53% speak English very well, 20% speak English well, 18% speak English not well, 9% don't speak English at all).
1.7% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (78% speak English very well, 15% speak English well, 6% speak English not well, 1% don't speak English at all).
2.6% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (30% speak English very well, 39% speak English well, 21% speak English not well, 10% don't speak English at all).
0.4% of residents speak other language at home (89% speak English very well, 8% speak English well, 2% speak English not well, 1% don't speak English at all).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $1,266,868,000 ($5949 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $28,795,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $567,592,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $326,171,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $36,074,000
Federal grants: $278,075,000
Federal procurement contracts: $26,540,000 ($1,039,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $32,416,000 ($1,033,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $52,515,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $53,614,000
Federal Government insurance: $398,267,000

Population change from April 1, 2000 to July 1, 2005:

Births: 12,086
Here:

56 per 1000 residents
State:

77 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 11,638
Here:

54 per 1000 residents
State:

34 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: +2,523
Here:

+12 per 1000 residents
State:

+39 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: +8,273
Here +39 per 1000 residents
State -18 per 1000 residents

Population growth in Butte County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 45.38 millions of gallons per day (60% from ground, 40% from surface)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

5.5
State:

5.8

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.0
State:

3.5

Year house built

  • 2005 or later: 655
  • 2000 to 2004: 10,273
  • 1990 to 1999: 11,976
  • 1980 to 1989: 16,380
  • 1970 to 1979: 23,016
  • 1960 to 1969: 11,614
  • 1950 to 1959: 9,781
  • 1940 to 1949: 4,586
  • 1939 or earlier: 8,305
Rooms in houses/apartments in Butte County, California
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • 1 room: 282
  • 2 rooms: 756
  • 3 rooms: 2,425
  • 4 rooms: 6,398
  • 5 rooms: 14,050
  • 6 rooms: 12,666
  • 7 rooms: 6,626
  • 8 rooms: 3,022
  • 9+ rooms: 2,108
  • 1 room: 1,540
  • 2 rooms: 4,341
  • 3 rooms: 5,607
  • 4 rooms: 8,065
  • 5 rooms: 6,604
  • 6 rooms: 3,510
  • 7 rooms: 981
  • 8 rooms: 385
  • 9+ rooms: 200
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Butte County, California
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no bedroom: 387
  • 1 bedroom: 2,465
  • 2 bedrooms: 16,034
  • 3 bedrooms: 23,454
  • 4 bedrooms: 5,260
  • 5+ bedrooms: 733
  • no bedroom: 2,124
  • 1 bedroom: 8,505
  • 2 bedrooms: 12,391
  • 3 bedrooms: 6,108
  • 4 bedrooms: 1,843
  • 5+ bedrooms: 262
Cars and other vehicles available in Butte County, California in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no vehicle: 1,913
  • 1 vehicle: 13,932
  • 2 vehicles: 21,030
  • 3 vehicles: 8,130
  • 4 vehicles: 2,430
  • 5+ vehicles: 898
  • no vehicle: 4,174
  • 1 vehicle: 14,126
  • 2 vehicles: 8,930
  • 3 vehicles: 2,714
  • 4 vehicles: 991
  • 5+ vehicles: 298

49% of Butte County residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 56% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 81% lived in California.

Butte County:

48.9%
State average:

52.5%

Place of birth for U.S.-born residents:

Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses in 2000: $105,400


Housing units lacking complete plumbing facilities: 1%

Housing units lacking complete kitchen facilities: 1%

Year Householders Moved Into Unit

Most commonly used house heating fuel in Butte County
Houses and condos Apartments
  • Utility gas (55.5%)
  • Wood (15.5%)
  • Electricity (15.2%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (12.5%)
  • Other fuel (0.6%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (0.5%)
  • Utility gas (57.6%)
  • Electricity (31.0%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (5.5%)
  • Wood (5.3%)

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 1,936
Here:

8.4%
California:

9.9%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 529
Here:

4.2%
California:

7.8%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 767
Here:

3.3%
California:

15.4%

Educational Attainment (%)

School Enrollment by Level of School (%)

Age and Sex of Sensory-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Physically-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Mentally-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Self-Care Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Go-Outside-Home Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Residents with Employment Disability (Noninstitutionalized)

Butte County government finances - Expenditure in 2006:

  • Assistance and Subsidies - Public Welfare, Federal Categorical Assistance Programs: $51,321,000
    Public Welfare, Cash Assistance Programs - Other: $590,000
  • Construction - General - Other: $320,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education: $231,000
  • Current Operations - Public Welfare - Other: $68,300,000
    Health - Other: $58,526,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education: $52,989,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $24,559,000
    Correctional Institutions: $17,229,000
    Local Fire Protection: $14,950,000
    Police Protection: $12,787,000
    Regular Highways: $11,428,000
    Central Staff Services: $10,135,000
    Financial Administration: $8,267,000
    Corrections - Other: $7,846,000
    Solid Waste Management: $5,933,000
    General - Other: $4,952,000
    Libraries: $2,489,000
    Protective Inspection and Regulation, NEC: $1,832,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $1,141,000
    Parks and Recreation: $324,000
    General Public Buildings: $8,000
    Public Welfare, Vendor Payments for Medical Care: $0
  • General - Interest on Debt: $3,141,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local NEC - Elementary and Secondary Education: $14,179,000
  • Intergovernmental to State - General - Other: $531,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - General - Other: $1,588,000
    Local Fire Protection: $662,000
    Regular Highways: $659,000
    Solid Waste Management: $537,000
    Police Protection: $345,000
    Health - Other: $289,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education: $256,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $132,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $98,000
    Central Staff Services: $89,000
    Financial Administration: $29,000
    Corrections - Other: $23,000
    Correctional Institutions: $2,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $119,057,000

Butte County government finances - Revenue in 2006:

  • Charges - All Other: $12,292,000
    Solid Waste Management: $6,266,000
    Regular Highways: $276,000
    Hospital Public: $241,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education - Other: $163,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education School Lunch: $3,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - All Other: $10,175,000
    Education: $265,000
    General Local Government Support: $19,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Education: $5,770,000
    Housing and Community Development: $3,265,000
    All Other: $1,368,000
    Health and Hospitals: $1,205,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $4,499,000
    Interest Earnings: $4,277,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $1,708,000
    Special Assessments: $1,427,000
    Rents: $44,000
    Sale of Property: $23,000
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $88,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Public Welfare: $125,524,000
    Education: $54,708,000
    Health and Hospitals: $34,007,000
    All Other: $32,461,000
    General Local Government Support: $15,028,000
    Highways: $12,739,000
  • Tax - Property: $30,810,000
    Occupation and Business License, NEC: $2,681,000
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $2,387,000
    Documentary and Stock Transfer: $1,469,000
    Public Utilities Sales: $1,270,000
    Other License: $732,000
    NEC: $333,000
    Other Selective Sales: $44,000

Butte County government finances - Debt in 2006:

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $75,205,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $70,123,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $6,617,000
    Beginning Outstanding - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $3,309,000
    Retired Nonguaranteed - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $3,309,000
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $1,535,000

Butte County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2006:

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $52,031,000
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $7,591,000

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:

Butte County Fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 1993
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons Pedestrians

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

Butte County Fatal accident statistics for 1994 - 2013
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons Pedestrians

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 42 full tracts)
A) FHA, FSA/RHS & VA
Home Purchase Loans
B) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
C) Refinancings
D) Home Improvement Loans
E) Loans on Dwellings For 5+ Families
F) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A B C & D)
G) Loans On Manufactured
Home Dwelling (A B C & D)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED723$189,840851$190,2963,434$206,379159$144,98110$1,288,900457$164,339190$132,826
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED39$169,17986$191,012320$217,75653$49,1321$250,00057$177,14038$112,921
APPLICATIONS DENIED154$183,019198$184,0101,433$210,296135$61,9561$394,000198$160,460143$111,217
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN92$191,511126$186,190964$210,29947$97,9151$245,000118$165,59364$136,422
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS29$164,72421$214,714219$211,52510$193,8000$017$151,52911$143,909
Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 36 full tracts)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
B) Refinancings
C) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A & B)
D) Loans On Manufactured
Home Dwelling (A & B)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED74$234,36544$270,8185$224,4001$112,000
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED27$274,81524$268,3754$202,2502$217,000
APPLICATIONS DENIED10$326,10021$235,7140$00$0
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN6$275,5005$218,8000$00$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$02$182,5000$00$0

Conventional Home Purchase Loans

Conventional Home Purchase Loans - Value

Most common first names in Butte County, CA among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John1,31175.3 years
William1,28776.1 years
Robert1,13273.3 years
James1,08173.4 years
Mary1,04681.0 years
Charles84376.5 years
George77977.9 years
Dorothy57779.0 years
Helen55580.9 years
Frank49777.3 years
Most common last names in Butte County, CA among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith65477.3 years
Johnson43176.6 years
Jones36876.0 years
Brown34577.6 years
Miller31476.4 years
Williams30675.5 years
Davis29176.2 years
Anderson28976.5 years
Wilson22177.1 years
Martin21575.4 years
Businesses in Butte County, CA
NameCountNameCount
7-Eleven8Kohl's1
AMF Bowling1Kroger1
AT&T5La-Z-Boy1
Ace Hardware3Lane Furniture4
Aeropostale1LensCrafters1
American Eagle Outfitters1Little Caesars Pizza4
Applebee's2Lowe's1
Arby's2Marriott2
AutoZone4MasterBrand Cabinets1
Avenue1McDonald's7
BMW1Men's Wearhouse1
Barnes & Noble1Motel 62
Baskin-Robbins4Motherhood Maternity1
Bath & Body Works1New Balance3
Bed Bath & Beyond1New York & Co1
Ben & Jerry's1Nike8
Best Western1Nissan1
Big O Tires2Office Depot1
Blockbuster1Old Navy1
Budget Car Rental1Olive Garden1
Burger King6Outback1
CVS6Outback Steakhouse1
Carl\s Jr.2Pac Sun1
Chevrolet2Panda Express1
Chico's1Payless3
Circle K2Penske1
Cold Stone Creamery1Pier 1 Imports1
Comfort Inn2Pizza Hut1
Costco1Quiznos3
Curves3RadioShack5
Dairy Queen2Red Lobster1
Days Inn2Rite Aid6
Dennys2SAS Shoes1
Discount Tire1Safeway1
Domino's Pizza1Sears6
Famous Footwear1Spencer Gifts1
Fashion Bug1Sprint Nextel3
FedEx26Staples1
Finish Line1Starbucks7
Foot Locker1Subaru1
Ford3Subway2
Forever 211Super 81
Fredericks Of Hollywood1T-Mobile7
GNC7T.J.Maxx1
GameStop4Taco Bell7
Gap1Target1
H&R Block5Toyota2
Holiday Inn2Toys"R"Us1
Hollister Co.1Trader Joe's1
Home Depot2True Value3
HomeTown Buffet1U-Haul15
Honda1UPS34
Hot Topic1Vans6
IHOP1Verizon Wireless2
JCPenney1Victoria's Secret1
Jack In The Box5Volkswagen1
Jamba Juice2Vons5
Jones New York6Walgreens5
Journeys1Walmart2
Justice1Wendy's1
KFC4Wet Seal1
Kincaid1YMCA1
Kmart2

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